The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Saturday said restructuring of Nigeria was important for the country to rise above its challenges and stay on the path of progress.
Adams made the statement in Lagos at the installation of 21 Aare Onakakanfo chiefs –in-council.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some dignitaries who attended the elaborate ceremony are Mrs Titi Atiku-Abubakar, Wife of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation and former governor of Ogun, and wife of Mr Jimi Agbaje, the PDP Governorship Candidate in Lagos State.
Adams said that restructuring to strengthen all the federating units would accelerate development of Nigeria.
‘’Solution to the problems bedeviling Nigeria is for the country to adopt restructuring.
“We are living with these problems because we are relunctant to retrace our steps and adopt the system that suits us,” he said.
Adams added that strengthening the federating units in Nigeria would help the country to realise its development goals.
He said that the appointment and installation of the 21 chiefs was to assist him in his assignment as the Aare Onakakanfo, for success.
He said that Yorubaland was vast and that he needed to delegate responsibilities to people across all the Yoruba speaking states since he could not be everywhere at the same time.
Adams said the appointment of chiefs by Aare Onakakanfo had precedence and that his action was sanctioned by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.